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  • Bright

    Bright

    kill me


    (Watched due to losing the 2017 Summer Movie Wager. Listen to WE BOUGHT A MIC Commentary Track: calderonernest.com/podcasts/wbam-bright/)

  • Blockers

    Blockers

    Dumb fun. Solid jokes all round. Tons of legit laugh-out-loud moments. The characters are caricatures with slight hints of depth, but the film may actually have something to say about the taboos of sex and female freedom/independence/agency/etc.

    Not a great movie, but certainly not the trash fire the trailers made it seem. And John Cena is outstanding.

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  • A Quiet Place

    A Quiet Place

    This was stressful as hell. John Krasinski pulls heavily from the Hitchcock handbook to build suspense, not relying on cheap jump scares. I would have loved to have had a completely silent audience, but that's just a rare luxury these days. People are still gonna look at their damn phones, and make hushed comments to their friends. I did appreciate the one girl in the theater who aggressively shushed a loud asshole twice. I think Krasinski crafted a film that…

  • Avengers: Age of Ultron

    Avengers: Age of Ultron

    ★★★★

    I may be the only person that likes the Hulk/Black Widow romance, even though the dialogue is clunky (is Natasha really right to view herself as a monster because she can't have children?)

    Also I love Jeremy Renner in this, from talking about remodeling his farmhouse, to encouraging Wanda to fight:
    "The city is FLYING. We're fighting an army of robots, and I have a bow and arrow. None of this makes sense."

    The themes of trust and teamwork leaned…